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JLA’s Speakers Breakfasts give event organisers and producers a free opportunity to see speakers in action before making a booking. Each year we host a Spring and Autumn season to showcase motivators, trends experts and business leaders – as well as the latest ‘movers and shakers’ and exciting new names to join the circuit.



This season of Speakers Breakfasts culminated in a major debate on the impact of the current global geo-political shifts on British business – with four compelling heavyweight speakers…

Professor Jeremy Black has written over eighty books, many on eighteenth century politics and international relations. Alongside appointments in the UK, he is Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of America & the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia – making him exceptionally well placed to provide a historical backdrop to today’s power struggles.

Pippa Malmgren taught in Beijing, served on Bush’s National Economic Council and became deputy head of global strategy at UBS before launching her own asset management firm. She now advises fund managers on the impacts of national and world politics. Pippa offers a complete overview with a focus on the US, China and the Middle East – and introduces us to the ‘BRACSS.’

After spells as a Bank of England economist and head of George Osborne’s staff, Matthew Hancock has now entered Parliament himself and serves on the committee scrutinising public spending. He offers an insider’s view of Coalition policy, and an outlook on the next twelve months. How will the Government react to the pressures at home and abroad?

Martin Vander Weyer was originally an investment banker in London, Brussels and the Far East. Now Business Editor of The Spectator, he agrees that a shift of resources away from a bloated public sector will bear fruit. But he also believes there are many who should examine their consciences. Amidst all the changes, Martin wonders what’s become of our moral compass.


Pippa Malmgren - JLA Speakers Breakfast - What

LOCATION 28 Portland Place W1
DATE JUNE 28 2011


Tim Harford – FT columnist, Radio 4 presenter and author of the million-selling Undercover Economist is credited with making numbers cool. This breakfast saw the launch of his new book: Adapt – ‘Why Success Always Starts With Failure.’

With customary down-to-earth brilliance, Tim used the science of behavioural economics to explain how complex and far-reaching problems from counter-insurgency to financial turmoil might be solved. And with particular resonance for anyone focusing on innovation, he demonstrated why learning from your mistakes can often be the hardest advice to take.


Tim Harford Speakers Breakfast

LOCATION 28 Portland Place W1
DATE JUNE 14 2011